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When a local bluegrass musician disappears and a jug of her shop’s corn liquor is implicated, moonshiner Hattie Hayes must stop further trouble from brewing in this delightful cozy mystery series.
It’s August in Chattanooga, Tennessee and moonshiner Hattie Hayes has collaborated with a nearby vineyard to serve her moonshine at a Wine and 'Shine event. Not only is this an opportunity for Hattie to gain more moonshine fans, but she’s also excited to hear the Bootlegging Brothers, a popular bluegrass band. But not every attendee is looking for harmony. When one of the brothers disappears and is presumed dead, Hattie realizes her grace note gathering has suddenly turned more sour than her mash.
Unearthing what happened to the missing musician is more difficult than Hattie first expected. Hattie’s moonshine is tied to the crime and there’s no time to fiddle around—she has to step up to solve the case. Luckily, Hattie’s cool head and quick mind help her understand that when investigating a musical crime, always stay sharp.
About the Author
After spending several fun years in Nashville, Tennessee, Diane Kelly ventured over to the eastern side of the Appalachian range and now resides in the heart of North Carolina. She found herself fascinated by the region's rich past, especially the secret moonshiners who served up spirits during Prohibition and their runners who spawned the auto racing industry. She also fell in love with the beautiful Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, and the quaint cities and towns scattered among them. With its natural splendor, storied history, and southern charm, Chattanooga is one of Diane's favorite vacation spots, and she is excited to set her Moonshine Shack series along its riverfront.
Praise for Fiddling with Fate
"...[T]his one goes down nice and easy."
Praise for the A Southern Homebrew Mystery series
"Hattie is the perfect sleuth, full of smarts, humor, and gumption to spare. Settle in for a great read!"
—Winnie Archer, national bestselling author of Dough or Die
“A shining example of a cozy mystery, complete with a business savvy protagonist, an irascible granddad, and a brewing romance.”
—Jennifer J. Chow, author of Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines
Praise for the novels of Diane Kelly
"Keep your eye on Diane Kelly--her writing is tight, smart and laugh-out-loud funny."
—Kristan Higgins, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Always the Last to Know
"Quirky, sexy, and downright fabulous. Zany characters you can't help but love, and a plot that will knock your socks off. This is the most fun I've had reading in forever!
—Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Breathe a Word